It’s hard for me to believe the Year 2020 is here! They say hindsight is 20 20 and I have 60 years of history to learn from. What am I going to do with all that information? I made a list of 5 things I have learned.
- Trust myself. I can do more and be more, if only I let it be. Specifically trust what I think and share it with others. At first it feels risky, however I am constantly amazed at how much insight I have.
- Mistakes are part of life. One of my greatest fears is making a mistake. As a result, I don’t try new things very often. New places, new things and new people cause me anxiety. I get stuck in routines. My best option to move beyond – is to spend time with my boys. They seem to have no fear and they push me farther than I would go alone.
- Take a chance – go with the heart. In business when conflict shows up, I have learned to go with my heart. I attempt to walk in their shoes. I look at what is behind the anger and fear. Despite what an attorney would tell me, I do my best to admit mistakes and make amends.
- Stop the doubting self-talk. There seems to be another person in my head that questions what I do and what I think. In many cases – I am my greatest enemy. I hold myself back. My husband, Steve, keeps telling me that.
- Find the joy. Laugh more. Dance like no one is watching. Celebrate. I have a tendency to be too serious. I usually focus on what is not done, rather than what I did get done. I need reminders to not make my own life so hard.
Life keeps moving forward. Make the most of this moment – Trust yourself. Make mistakes. Take a chance. Stop the bad self-talk and find the joy. Have a wonderful new year!
By Mary Guldan-Lindstrom